Travel writer & blogger

Blog for travel writing,photography and publishing in New Zealand and internationally.
JACQUI GIBSON grew up on Auckland’s North Shore in the late 70s, early 80s. She suspects it was a golden age. Kids walked to school unchaperoned. Mums played tennis, while dads tested their mettle in birdman competitions. Eddie Rabbitt loved a rainy night. But the era ended, along with Jacqui’s interest in staying put. Age 18, she packed her bags to pull pints in the UK. Nannying in Baltimore, USA, came next. Eventually, she made it to India before travelling home (overland) to study journalism at AUT. Today, Jacqui is a Wellington-based freelancer for Heritage New Zealand, Wilderness New Zealand, Motorcomes, Caravans and Destinations and US-based Food, Wine and Travel magazines. She still gets about. Italy, the US and the Solomon Islands recently. Coming up: Fiji and (maybe, fingers crossed) Tasmania for the Dark Mofo. Follow Jacqui on Twitter & Instagram @jacquigibson_ Mob: 027-212 9576

Cuba Street cookbook tells tasty tales of Wellington, New Zealand

Boat-Sheds-Waterfront-Wellington
Self-publishing certainly isn't for the squeamish. But when you've got an unstoppable drive to tell a good story, sometimes it's your best option. That's the reckoning of first-time author and long-time foodie and graphic designer, Liane McGee who this year published, Cuba Street – A Cookbook . Over five months, Liane walked Wellington's Cuba Stree...
Continue reading
Tags:
All
188 Hits
0 Comments

7 tips on how to ethically fossick for greenstone

Hokitika Gorge, West Coast (by Fraser Clement).
Chantal Tumahai from Ngāi Tahu reveals the secrets to finding New Zealand pounamu. Turns out there are many things to discover about New Zealand pounamu – and where to find it is just one. Chantal Tumahai, Ngāi Tahu's Pounamu Lead, can not only recount its many colour variations, she knows where on the West Coast it washes up, the way it's managed ...
Continue reading
Tags:
All
455 Hits
0 Comments

Welcome to MacKenzie Country

45-Aoraki-Lake-Pukaki-Will-Patino
It contains the country's highest mountains and biggest skies and more rabbits than people. Welcome to the MacKenzie Country in New Zealand's South Island. Wellington travel writer Jacqui Gibson joins an AAT Kings tour. My story of AAT Kings hosts Stan and Angie Taylor for Food, Wine and Travel magazine .
Tags:
All
359 Hits
0 Comments

5 highlights of a walking tour of historic Downtown LA

The famous exterior of the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. The neon sign is a remnant of the building's previous life as an evangelical church. Photo: supplied
It's a little-known fact that Los Angeles' central district boasts one of the highest concentrations of historic buildings in the entire United States. The best way to see them? On one of the regular tours led by historic preservation society the Los Angeles Conservancy.  ​ My story on a walking tour of historic Downtown Los Angeles for Flight...
Continue reading
Tags:
All
382 Hits
0 Comments